Freedom rides (A)

Australia, 1993

Film
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Episode of Series “Blood brothers (A)”.
Charles Perkins grew up in Alice Springs where segregation was the rule. Sent away to Adelaide for an education he became increasingly aware of the injustices perpetrated against Australian Aborigines. In 1965, the first Aborigine to attend university, he instigated the “Freedom ride” - a busload of concerned people, mostly students, who visited outback Australia, notably Walgett and Moree, to escalate the level of public awareness of racial intolerance in Australia. This video documents that journey and talks to those who took part.

Credits

director

Rachel Perkins

co-producer

Rachel Perkins

Ned Lander

production company

City Pictures

Language

English

Duration

00:53:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38898

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Race discrimination - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Moree (N.S.W.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Walgett (N.S.W.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Race discrimination - Australia

People → Perkins, Charles, 1936-

Places → Moree (N.S.W.)

Places → Walgett (N.S.W.)

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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